Good craftsmanship, however the socket for the muzzle to fit through was a little small. I'm sure with a little filing it will fit just fine.
Originals would, much of the time needed to be fit to an individual rifle.
Much better quality than other's I've had, would deffentaly recommend to anyone looking for a high quality reproduction.
July 13, 2016
I ordered one of these M-1905 Springfield bayonets for my Springfield 1903. The “ring” was too small to fit on the muzzle and the locking slot, where the catch is was too small to fit the front barrel guard bayonet lug. It wouldn’t fit my Smith Corona 1903-A3 either.
After talking to a service representative I wasn’t confident that they understood what the problem was and decided against sending it back, to maybe receive another one with the same issues. I just ordered another one.
Well, that second one has the same issues. I enlarged the ring with a round file, and got a replacement (NOS) 1903 front barrel band to modify to make the bayonet fit, which it now does. For the A-3 I will be replacing the original front barrel band with a modified (NOS) 1903 barrel band and I’m sure I can make it work like on the 1903.
“Replicates expertly” and “collector grade reproduction” I would expect to fit. On a display, from ten feet away you can’t tell the difference unless you actually try to put it on the rifle. Otherwise they are very nice, I just wasn’t expecting to have to put work into them.
I also ordered a M-1917 for another rifle, which fit perfectly.
March 06, 2015
This item is on eternal back order. I placed an order for it on January 10th 2014 and it has been 6 weeks and it is still on back order with no expected date (per customer service). I have cancelled by order. I suggested that to improve their customer service they should let you know when you attempt to purchase something that is on back order. Very disappointed in my first purchase from Atlanta cutlery.
February 25, 2014
Frank - We sell hundreds of these yearly and have not had problems. It appears you have received a defective bayonet. Please contact customer service at 800-883-0300 so they can issue a pick up slip.
Atlanta Cutlery Team,
December 05, 2012
This bayonet does not even fit on the weapon it was intended for. Useless & a waste of hard earned dollars.
December 04, 2012
A Very Accurately Made Bayonet Which Is Hard To Tell From The Originals. Fits My '03 Springfield Excellent.
For The Price 'Ya Can't Beat It. :)
R.A.M. In Virginia
March 12, 2012